Sarah Osbourne with Minni
How's the resting Sarah? 6-pack of lager and a curry?
I did nine miles tonight but messed up my Garmin so didn't record the paces very well. I did a slow mile round the village before setting off on my usual 8 mile route. It wasn't as big an improvement as last week, but still very indicative of progress, getting progressively faster until the hill at the end where I slowed down a bit, speed session tomorrow so I don't want to overdo it.
Minni I listened to Marathon Talk again, and the Training Talk was about long runs...the bit aimed at more experienced runers said that it was time to start putting some Marathon paced miles into the long run, and gave several permutations, I though I might try 5 miles at marathon pace within my 18 miles this weekend what do you think?
Sarah- great xc racing and a cracking interval session. I'm not surprised you found it hard, it does sound evil.
Have you got a team entered for the TR? I understand that it's full now. I did it last year with FRC, Gazelle and a few others. It's a cracking event, easily one of the best running events I've ever done. Hope to see you there.
Oh and congrats on the bling!
Congrats on the bling indeed.
Ultras are done Sarah, 35 mile one last October the month before I went for the sub 1:30 half in November, and 45 mile one last Saturday. VLM out of the way and will enter something else, 50/60 mile maybe.
You could both easily do an ultra, Brol especially with all her mileage per week.
minni - I had noticed you always seemed to be running 20's a while ago. I hadn't really followed how (on the Sub 3:15) but now I understand. That looks like a really good idea. What do you do for long runs during the summer months (ie after spring marathons)?
Sarah - enjoy the long run! 12 for me later today and then an easy 5 tomorrow with 18 incl 10 at MP on Sunday!
DS2 - I run 16m (occasionally 18) as my long run when not marathon training so increase it to 18 during the month prior to MT starting then I'm ready to go straight to the 20s. I have to say though I do recover very quickly from a 20m run so its never much of an issue.
That is a tough run you have on Sunday. I remember doing those as part of the P&D.
Enjoy the 20 Sarah!
Well Minni I did 16 the week before last; that was my longest run so far, then I did that 5 mile race last weekend...I've got a half next weekend so I thought 18 this weekend then up to 20 the week after the half (24th Feb).
Then I can do:
3/3 2210/3 2017/3 2224/3 2031/3 227/4 1814/4 1321/4 26.2
giving me a week or poss 2 of "spare" long runs if I have to change plans?
I had actually planned to do around 16 mile for my long runs over summer to keep me ticking over but a few people talked me out of it so I ened up doing between 11-13 for my long runs, which I guess isnt too bad, but now i wish I had just got on with the 16s. Doing 16s frequently must make the 18 and 20s easier. Minni your food bill must be so expensive...at the moment im almost eating double what I was eating before and im still loosing weight!
Afternoon Mr P, it looks like you have everything worked out and you have a good number of long runs scheduled which is great. Think im only going to do the one 22 as last year I developed a cold afterwards so im wondering if it was slightly too much.....although I didnt get any illness after VLM which is 4 miles more, so maybe its just me being paranoid!
Training Diary for Forum 6 sub 3:30 (VLM)
Week 6 (day 39) Aim; Steady Long Run (around 20 miles)
Actual; 20 miles @ 8:30 min/mls on average + a 0.6 mile cool down afterwards- which was made up of a steady jog/walk.
I was back in York so I decided to do the lap that I have done twice now and add a little on the end which I couldnt do two weeks ago due to the ice. I was hoping that this would work out at 20 miles but it was actually about a mile too short so I ended up doing a loop on the side of the river to take me back to the rugby club and then home. Throughout my run I had added on several extras just incase it was short of miles so I was surprised when it actually was.
Due to some extra loops I did get a better view of the minster and museum gardens which was quite nice.
My first 14 miles was a breeze, 14-17 I did start to tire a little but still felt good. I think this had something to do with running in to the wind which turned out to be alot stronger than I had initially thought. Mile 18 was ok as I had turned on one of the loops to head back towards home. I didnt enjoy the last two miles and did wonder a couple of times whether to stop and go home or whether to continue. Me being the stubborn person I am I continued which im happy about now.
I did enjoy my run today and think that I felt better than last week, however this week should have been much easier than last week, 1 because I had already done 20 miles last week, 2 it was a flat course unlike last week and 3 I hadnt run 8 miles the night before. Im not sure if the last two miles feeling alittle tougher was psychological due to me mapping out this route and thinking I would be finished at a certain point, but I wasnt.
Setting of 2 hours later than usual also made it slightly more difficult due to more people being out and getting in my way in town.
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